I am a behavioural ecologist, natural historian and photographer. I recently completed my PhD at Simon Fraser University, studying the Red-throated Caracara, a falcon that is a specialist predator of wasps. I have studied the behaviour and communication of many animals, including neotropical raptors, barn owls, social wasps, beetles, mosquitoes, and spiders. For the last six months I've been collaborating with Catherine on a field study of western black widows. In my work and in my spare time, I always take care to photograph the animals I study and encounter. I have found that people have a hunger to know about the beautiful and fascinating creatures that share our planet, and imagery helps me to open a dialogue about science and nature.